Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
technology is adapted. >> you think people deserve to be paid for answering a telephone call? >> yes. i mean, depending on the length of the call. >> if it's a five minute interruption, i think it would be foolhardy of an employee to expect to have overtime pay. >> reporter: steven gorski practices employment law and says that technology advances, the courts will probably establish a reasonable standard for how much the office can contact people on their off hours without paying them but a judge has allowed other officers to join in the chicago lawsuit and that could end up costing the city millions of dollars in back pay. what would the ramifications be for this to anybody who wants to pick up the phone and call their employee on the day off? >> i think they will think twice. before they hire them they will give a full description. this is your job description. you will be paid 9 to 5 when you come in but you will be expected to answer a brief phone call. >> reporter: but there could be an upside for employees. >> probably wouldn't get bothered at home on the weekends. >> is that good?
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
, take that to bart. >> reporter: mark would welcome new transportation technologies but is proving it can be done now. he uses six modes of transportation to get from his home in san francisco to his job at microsoft in mountain view. do you feel good about not using a car? >> uhm, i feel happier than i do when i'm reading license plates and butcher stickers, so yeah. >> reporter: a google spokesman was not available for comment but they did say in a statement, they do want to work with the city of mountain view in solving these issues and they are concerned about the environment, as well. allen, there is a feeling around mountain view that this problem may not be that hard to solve. they have done a lot of research and found that a great percentage of workers into this area lives within a five-mile radius so they can maybe get on a bike, get on foot, maybe get into another shuttle bus or something like that so it may not be as hard to solve as you might first thing. >> the closer you live to work, makes sense. >> reporter: that's right. >> thanks, len. >>> i got some traffic trouble